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Counting what counts in development: Health and Indonesia

By Manushi Sharma
Category : Learning, Others

Human development, as an approach, is concerned with what I take to be the basic development idea: namely, advancing the richness of human life, rather than the richness of the economy in which human beings live, which is only a part of it. Amartya Sen Development cannot be contained in a numerical measure of Gross […]

Bhutan’s oldest newspaper shows appreciation on iDSI’s support to evaluate new vaccines in Bhutan

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Bhutan’s national and also the oldest newspaper named ‘Kuensel’ from the Kuensel Corporation Limited published a story featuring, our support to the Bhutanese government in evaluating new vaccines through an economic evaluation, in their issue of 28th August 2017 The Essential Medicines and Technology Division (EMTD), Department of Medical Services, Ministry of Health (MoH) […]

Enriching Economic Evaluation Experience

By Md. Rajibul Islam
Category : Learning

Last month, from 7th till 11th of August, 2017, I attended a 5-day training extensive workshop on health economic evaluation organized by Health Intervention Technology Assessment Program (HITAP). The first two days focused on the basics of health economic evaluation and the last three days on advanced modeling methods for economic evaluation. I learned plenty […]

Same same but different

By Deepika Adhikari
Category : In-Country Experience, Learning

Vietnam visit 30th and 31st May 2017 It feels good to see familiar faces when you are in a new place and I felt the same meeting officials from Health Strategy Planning Institution (HSPI), Ministry of Health of Vietnam once again. I had met them earlier during the HTAsiaLink conference held in April 2017 in […]

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage

By Kartik Sharma
Category : Learning

Universal Health Compassion for Universal Health Coverage Thai efforts to help Indonesia take efficient steps towards UHC Jakarta: As we fly over the clear blue Java Sea, I notice the sand from a few scattered islands sloping into the clear waters. I glance again towards my right shoulder at the travel pack I have been […]

Considering the Inclusion of Off-Label Medicines in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Packages

By Alia Luz
Category : Learning

In the global scheme of medicines provision, low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face difficulties in ensuring medicine access. Aside from the improvements still needed to healthcare infrastructure, financing, and service delivery, these countries also face issues in prioritizing their health services and ensuring the sustainability of their benefits packages. These issues are complex, but even […]


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